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  • Country ranking ?

    69
  • Producer ranking ?

    6
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    roasted venison fillet with beetroot pure and parmesan

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The 2012 Maya is powerful, dense, but beautifully balanced and precise. Each of the varieties delivers its best attributes—dark brambly fruit and a silky, expansive palate impression from the Cabernet Sauvignon, and exotic spice notes and power from the Cabernet Franc. It is exciting to see such intensity and balance together in one package. The wine certainly benefits from decanting in its current youthful state but should continue to open an...

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The Story

This jewel in the crown originates in the remarkable vineyard that shares its name. A proprietary blend aged in primarily new French oak, Maya showcases the site’s exceptional Cabernet Franc; it is graceful and alluring with an unmistakable pedigree. Fewer than 500 cases are produced each year.

The signature blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from our estate in Oakville, Maya is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. ...

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Wine Information

2012 was a spectacular vintage in Napa Valley, with mild temperatures, very little precipitation, and an Indian summer that lasted until late October. We began harvesting on the Dalla Valle estate on September 26, precisely in the window for optimum ripeness. We continued at a comfortable, deliberate pace for several weeks, as the weather stayed mild, and the flavors, aromatics, and tannins continued to develop in nearly ideal conditions. The ...

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Oakville, Napa Valley
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